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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan said Sarfaraz Ahmed deserved the chance to make his Test comeback as he had been doing well in domestic cricket.
Sarfaraz replaced Rizwan in the Pakistan line-up for the two-Test series against New Zealand and put on a show to remember.
The 35-year-old tormented the Black Caps with the bat as he scored 335 runs, which included a century and three fifties, at an average of 83.75.
Rizwan admitted he was thrilled to see Sarfaraz return with a bang and conceded that whoever performs well should be playing for Pakistan.
“Sarfaraz has been performing in domestic and deserves his chance now. So I was happy to see Sarfaraz perform because I asked for his inclusion. Whoever performs best for Pakistan deserves to play,” the 30-year-old told Cricket Pakistan.
Rizwan is now in action for Pakistan, who are facing New Zealand in a five-match ODI series.
He has amassed 128 runs in three matches, which includes a top score of 54 not out, at an average of 128.
The men in green hold a 3-0 going into the fourth ODI on Friday in Karachi.
Pakistan squad for ODI series against New Zealand: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Ihsanullah, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood and Usama Mir
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